Current Child Count

  • HOGAR DE AMOR I: 11 babies
  • HOGAR DE AMOR II: 6 boys
  • HOGAR DE AMOR III: 8 girls

Friday, May 13, 2011

new baby, new home!

While receiving a beautiful newborn to our Casa de Amor family is always headline news, this tiny one...

...made double the news by being the very first to enter our Casa de Amor IV! Yes, you read right! Casa de Amor children are now living, growing, and being loved in FOUR homes scattered throughout our beloved Cochabamba.

While the model is certainly more "foster family", for legal purposes it's just another one of our "hogares" (children homes), with the same administration and support staff as the other homes.

Mama Cara getting her first peek!

The VanderWerf family has three lovely daughters. Pray for them as they adjust to their new role as Casa de Amor foster parents!

More on the baby: baby girl C was born on May 11 by cesearean and was in the arms of her substitute family by the afternoon of May 12. Before judging why this baby would be abandoned, understand that the mother is 16 years old, and the father is the stepfather of the mother... Her own mother left the home last year, whereabouts unknown. A hard situation, to say the least. The birth mother plans to go on to study cake making and decorating to be able to get a job and be on her own.

Doing some paperwork right after leaving the hospital with my new charge: we were color-coordinated, ha!

1 comment:

Katrina said...

oh yay! always things going on!! and i see on Sav's blog that wee F has her own familia - yay too!
I miss you guys so much!!